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Columbus man charged with coercing minor girls online

Channel 10 news - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 13:47

A federal grand jury has charged a Columbus man with multiple crimes related to the sexual exploitation of minor girls.

Twenty-one-year-old Michael T. Sutherin was charged with producing, advertising for, distributing receiving and possessing child pornography as well as coercing a minor.

Sutherin allegedly chatted with minor girls on Instagram, Snapchat and other social media sites and requested the girls send him videos of themselves engaged in sexual acts.

According to the indictment, Sutherin coerced at least four females, ages 12 to 15, to engage in sexual activities on video.

Sutherin’s indictment includes multiple charges with a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and up to life in prison.

If you believe you were also a victim in this case, or have related information, please contact the FBI at 614-849-1765.

Authorities say Sutherin used these icons with the screenames SuperSmashCandy, SubTamer69 or Subtamr69 to talk to miniors online (Department of Justice)
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Police make felony arrests; seize drugs, cash, stolen gun from Hilltop residence

Channel 10 news - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 13:28

COLUMBUS. Ohio — Police made four felony arrests and seized drugs, cash and a stolen gun from a residence in the Hilltop neighborhood Thursday.

The Whitehall Division of Police Narcotics Unit, Columbus Police Drug Enforcement Response Team and the Westside Safe Streets team executed a search warrant on a residence located in the 100 block of S. Burgess Avenue.

The warrant stemmed from an investigation into trafficking drugs being brought into Whitehall, according to Whitehall police.

Detectives seized 332 grams of methamphetamine, 53 grams of fentanyl, 13 grams of cocaine, 10 grams of heroin, $7,066 in cash and a stolen handgun.

Detectives seized 332 grams of methamphetamine, 53 grams of fentanyl, 13 grams of cocaine, 10 grams of heroin, $7,066 in cash and a stolen handgun. (Whitehall Division of Police)

Police say Ermias Golla, 30, was the subject of the investigation and was arrested. He was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, a level 1 felony, with more charges pending.

Police also arrested Thomas McDonald, Sopherak Sem, Ashley Hashman and Amber Wheeler. McDonald and Sem are charged with felony drug possession and Hashman is charged with tampering with evidence — also a felony. Wheeler was arrested on misdemeanor traffic warrants.

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3 injured, including Richland County deputy, following Mansfield crash

Channel 10 news - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 12:02

RICHLAND COUNTY, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating an injury crash involving a deputy in Mansfield.

It happened Thursday evening just after 9:30 p.m. on State Route 430 at Illinois Avenue.

A Richland County Sheriff's deputy was driving north on Illinois Avenue while responding to a shooting call with emergency lights and sirens activated. During the commute, the deputy hit a Saturn mini-van that was traveling west on SR-430 through the intersection.

The deputy was taken to Mansfield Ohio Health for injuries.

The driver and passenger of the Saturn were also taken to Mansfield Ohio Health and treated for their injuries.

The intersection was closed following the crash, which remains under investigation.

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2 sobriety checkpoints scheduled for Friday night in Franklin County; 1 in Fairfield County

Channel 10 news - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:56

Law enforcement agencies will have two sobriety checkpoints set up in Franklin County and one in Fairfield County Friday night.

The Franklin County DUI Task Force will hold two checkpoints for Prairie and Franklin Townships from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

The locations will be on Norton Road south of W. Broad Street and W. Broad Street west of Georgesville Road.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will operate their checkpoint on US 22 (Main Street) near Graceland Drive in Lancaster from 9 to 11 p.m.

Both agencies wants to impress upon those who will be consuming alcohol to plan for a designated driver or make other arrangements.


EDITOR’S NOTE: Why are the locations and times of a sobriety checkpoint released?

Guidelines issued by the NHTSA instruct law enforcement to “aggressively” publicize the locations.

The goal, according to the NHTSA, is to not only to deter impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel, but also to assure the protection of constitutional rights for both police and the public.

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Elderly couple found dead in murder-suicide, left notes about issues paying for medical care

Channel 10 news - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:22

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A sheriff's department in Washington says an elderly man who killed himself and his wife did so because they did not have enough money to pay for medical care.

According to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, a 77-year-old man called 911 Wednesday morning and told the dispatcher he was going to shoot himself.

He told them he had prepared a note for the sheriff with information. The dispatcher attempted to keep the man on the phone but the call disconnected after the man said: “we will be in the front bedroom.”

Deputies arrived to the home and attempted to make contact with the man. After an hour, a robot mounted camera was used to find the man who was dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

The man was lying next to his 76-year-old wife who was also dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

"Several notes were left citing severe ongoing medical problems with the wife and expressing concerns that the couple did not have sufficient resources to pay for medical care," the sheriff's department's post reads. "Next of kin information was left in a note and detectives are working with out of state law enforcement to notify the next of kin.”

Two dogs were found in the home and were turned over to the Humane Society.

“It is very tragic that one of our senior citizens would find himself in such desperate circumstances where he felt murder and suicide were the only option. Help is always available with a call to 911,” Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said.

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Trump reassures NRA on gun control talks

Channel 10 news - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 09:38

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he has reassured the National Rifle Association that its views about the right to bear arms won't be ignored in Washington's response to recent mass shootings.

Trump said he is talking with the NRA and others to make sure that their "very strong views can be fully represented and respected."

"I am the biggest Second Amendment person there is, but we all must work together for the good and safety of our Country," Trump tweeted. "Common sense things can be done that are good for everyone!"

The NRA, however, is uncompromising when it comes to gun control. Association Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre said in a rare public statement Thursday that some federal gun control proposals "would make millions of law-abiding Americans less safe and less able to defend themselves and their loved ones."

Trump did not say specifically how the NRA's position could be reconciled with the push for new gun control measures.

He said leaders in the House and Senate are having "serious discussions" about background checks for buying guns. And he repeated his frequent statement that guns should not be "placed in the hands of mentally ill or deranged people."

On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he now wants to consider background checks and other action, setting up a potentially pivotal moment when lawmakers return in the fall.

The Republican leader won't be calling senators back to work early, as some are demanding. But he told a Kentucky radio station that Trump called him Thursday morning and they talked about several ideas. The president, he said, is "anxious to get an outcome and so am I."

Stakes are high for all sides, but particularly for Trump and his party. Republicans have long opposed expanding background checks — a bill passed by the Democratic-led House is stalled in McConnell's Senate — but they face new pressure to do something after the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that left 31 people dead.

"What we can't do is fail to pass something," McConnell said. "What I want to see here is an outcome."

McConnell said he and Trump discussed background checks and "red flag" laws that allow authorities to seize firearms from people deemed a threat to themselves or others. "Those are two items that for sure will be front and center as we see what we can come together on and pass," McConnell told Louisville's WHAS-AM.

Trump has declared an interest in federal background checks before, only to drop the issue later, as in his reversal on gun proposals after the 2018 high school shooting at Parkland, Florida.

The NRA and its allies on Capitol Hill have long wielded influence, but it's unclear how much sway the gun lobby still holds over Republicans in the Trump era.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Trump assured them in phone calls Thursday he will review the House-passed bill that would expand federal background checks for firearm sales.

In a joint statement, they said Trump called them individually after Pelosi sent a letter asking the president to order the Senate back to Washington to consider gun violence measures.

Schumer and Pelosi said they told Trump the best immediate step would be for the Senate to take up and pass the House bill. Trump, they said, "understood our interest in moving as quickly as possible to help save lives."

The politics of gun control are shifting amid the frequency and toll of mass shootings. Spending to support candidates backing tougher gun control measures — mostly Democrats — surged in the 2018 midterms, even as campaign spending by the NRA declined.

The NRA says proposals being discussed in Congress would not have prevented the shootings in Texas and Ohio.

McConnell rejected the idea of reconvening the Senate, saying calling senators back now would just lead to people "scoring points and nothing would happen."

Instead, the GOP leader wants to spend the August recess talking with Democratic and Republican senators to see what's possible. Senators have been talking among themselves, and holding conference calls, to sort out strategy.

The politics of gun violence are difficult for Republicans, including McConnell. He could risk losing support as he seeks reelection in Kentucky if he were to back restricting access to firearms and ammunition. Other Republicans, including those in Colorado, Maine and swing states, also would face difficult votes, despite the clamor for gun laws.

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City of Westerville names new police chief

Channel 10 news - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 09:18

Westerville, Ohio- Westerville has nmaed Acting Chief Charles “Cappy” Chandler the new police chief.

Chandler is a 24-year veteran of law enforcement. He has been with Westerville Division of Police the past 18 years. He served as Assistant Chief until he was named Acting Chief in early 2019.

“I am focused on the idea of ‘community first,’ and I will carry that forward in meeting the high expectations Westerville has of its Division of Police and its Chief Chandler said. This is an important time for our City, its growth, and the future of the WPD, and I am fully prepared to maintain our public safety priorities as we move into a new decade.”

Westerville City Council will vote to confirm the appointment on Tuesday. Chandler's official first day will Sunday, August 18.

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4-year-old traveling across country in donated RV for life-saving heart surgery

Channel 10 news - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 08:52

Noah Alderson of Spokane, Washington is in a fight for his life.

Born with half a heart, he was scheduled to have his third open-heart surgery in Spokane in the next year when the family learned he was no longer a candidate.

After researching a specialist at the number one Children's heart hospital, Boston Children's, the family found a doctor willing to try to attempt surgery on his heart called a biventricular repair.

On August 15, Noah is scheduled to have an appointment in Boston to go and see this doctor for him to assess Noah and ensure he is a candidate for surgery. If all goes well he will have surgery August 19 in Boston.

Boston is 3,000 miles from their home and due to the nature of Noah's medical procedures, doctors don't want him to fly before the heart procedures.

That left the family with the task of finding transportation to Boston. Because Noah requires dozens of oxygen tanks among other medical supplies they needed an RV to make the trip across the country.

They estimated it would cost $8,000-$10,000 for a three to four week stay in Boston.

But thanks to the generosity of strangers a Spokane RV company Outdoorsy, SeattleRVadventures gifted the family an RV so they can find they help Noah needs.

There are still many expenses ahead of them once the surgery is complete with follow up visits to Boston and their local doctors. So the family set up a GoFundMe account to help raise money.

The family stopped over in Columbus and tonight on 10TV News, you'll meet them and hear how the generosity of strangers from across the country are helping to save the life of their little boy.

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Walmart scrubs depictions of violence from stores nationwide after shooting

Channel 10 news - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 08:49

Walmart is removing from its stores nationwide signs, displays or videos that depict violence following a mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas, store that killed 22 people.

The retailer instructed employees in an internal memo to remove any marketing material, turn off or unplug video game consoles that show violent games — specifically Xbox and PlayStation units, and to make sure that no violence is depicted on screens in its electronics departments.

Employees were also ordered to turn off hunting season videos in the sporting goods department.

Under the heading: "Immediate Action," employees were instructed to "Review your store for any signing or displays that contain violent images or aggressive behavior. Remove from the salesfloor or turn off these items immediately."

"We've taken this action out of respect for the incidents of the past week," said spokeswoman Tara House in an email to The Associated Press on Friday.

The company's policy on video games that depict violence has not changed, nor has its policy on gun sales.

There is no known link between violent video games and violent acts.

Patrick Markey, a psychology professor at Villanova University who focuses on video games, found in his research that men who commit severe acts of violence actually play violent video games less than the average male. About 20% were interested in violent video games, compared with 70% of the general population, he explained in his 2017 book "Moral Combat: Why the War on Violent Video Games Is Wrong."

Authorities believe Patrick Crusius, 21, wrote a racist, rambling screed that railed against mass immigration before opening fire last weekend at the El Paso Walmart. Crusius lived near Dallas, and El Paso police say he drove more than 10 hours to the largely Latino border city in Texas to carry out the shooting that killed 22 people and wounded about two dozen others. He's been charged with capital murder.

Chris Ayres, a Dallas-based attorney for Crusius' family, told The Associated Press in an email they never heard Crusius express the kind of racist and anti-immigrant views that he allegedly posted online.

The killings in Texas, followed by another in Dayton, Ohio, just hours later that left nine dead, have put the country on edge.

On Thursday, five days after the El Paso shooting, panicked shoppers fled a Walmart in Springfield, Missouri, after a man carrying a rifle and wearing body armor walked around the store before being stopped by an off-duty firefighter.

No shots were fired and the man was arrested after surrendering.

A backfiring motorcycle in New York's Times Square set off a stampede Tuesday. Video footage showed the throngs rushing out of the busy tourism and entertainment area, some taking cover behind vehicles and in doorways.

The New York Police Department took to social media saying, "There is no #ActiveShooter in #TimesSquare. Motorcycles backfiring while passing through sounded like gun shots."

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Face the State with Scott Light | August 11, 2019

Channel 10 news - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 07:29

This week on Face The State:

  • Heartbreak in Ohio - One week after nine people were shot and killed in Dayton, lawmakers are taking action. Our panel will look at Governor Mike DeWine's 17-point plan to counteract gun violence, the weapon trend in America as a whole and when we could see change on the state and national levels.

Guests this week:

  • Terry Casey - Former Head of the Franklin Co. Republican Party
  • Rep. Stephanie Howse - (D) Ohio's 11th District
  • Dr. Amy Whitson - Physicians Action Network
  • Dr. Chenelle Jones - Franklin University

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American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at John Glenn International Airport

Channel 10 news - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 05:25

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Crews are investigating an American Airlines plane that made an emergency landing Friday morning.

According to Flight Aware, American Airlines flight 2380 heading to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport took off from John Glenn International airport at 6:14 a.m.

Shortly after takeoff, the plane experienced some sort of emergency. Around 6:34 a.m. the plane requested to return to the airport and make an emergency landing.

Fire crews were on standby on the runway as the plane landed safely around 6:50 a.m.

An American Airlines spokesperson says the plane struck several birds during takeoff and the plane experienced some damage forcing an emergency landing.

The airline is evaluating whether they need to get a new plane for the passengers who were onboard.

Stay with 10TV and 10TV.com for updates on this developing story.

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Man found dead inside home after fire in east Columbus

Channel 10 news - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 05:14

COLUMBUS - The Columbus Division of Fire is investigating after a man was found dead in a house fire in east Columbus.

The fire started just before 6:30 a.m. Friday in the 2900 block of Templeton Road.

Battalion Chief Martin with the Columbus Division of Fire told 10TV the man was pronounced dead just after 6:30 a.m.

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire.

Stay with 10TV and 10TV.com on this developing story.

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New study links obesity with skipping breakfast for young people

Channel 10 news - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 04:47

As kids head back to school, we know parents will be planning to pack those lunches. But, it's breakfast that nutritionists say you should be focusing on.

A new study shows the impact of the first meal of the day.

At Nationwide Children's Hospital, registered dietitian Ericca Lovegrove educates families on healthy eating, especially as kids head back to school.

"I feel like in the morning, parents are rushing to get to work, rushing to get kids to school, today's society relies on the go options," Lovegrove says.

According to researchers from the University of Sao Paulo Medical School, young people who skip breakfast could be increasing their risk of developing obesity.

And obesity can lead to problems in adulthood, like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cholesterol.

But a healthy breakfast also helps in the short term.

"Studies show that insuring we have breakfast, nutrient dense will help with concentration, stay alert, kids are physically active and they do better on test scores," Lovegrove says.

For parents that are on the go or in a rush, you can pre-make food even a week ahead of time, some examples are baggies filled with nutrient-dense food like almonds and healthy cereal or granola bars.

"In cereal or granola bars you want to look for 6 grams of sugar, 3 to 4 of fiber or more and if you find a granola bar that has 10 grams of protein that will help give them with sustainable energy throughout the day," Lovegrove explains.

That energy comes from protein-rich foods, like pre-made quiches, overnight oats, fruit, yogurt and peanut butter.

Kids that don't get enough protein and fiber in the morning can end up eating poorly later in the day.

"When we don't have nutrients we need, we crave carbs, like chips, cookies, crackers, ice cream and candy," Lovegrove says.

Speaking of those unhealthy foods, Ericca says remember this rule, to avoid that morning battle.

"The number one thing is to not have pop tarts in the house. It's easier to remove them from the house and then give them two options. As the parent and the adult, its your job to decide what they're eating," she says.

Some kids say they're not hungry when they wake up. That could be because of a late night snack, so you could eliminate that.

Ericca says because you can't force them to eat, just send them with one of those healthier granola bars or homemade snack bags.

Also when it comes to yogurt, Ericca says look at the label.

Yogurts should have 12 grams of sugar or less.

As for the smoothies, it's better to eat the real fruit because it will make kids feel fuller because their bodies are forced to break down the fiber.

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Michael Brown's father to call for reopening investigation

Channel 10 news - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 04:27

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — On the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, his father will publicly call for reopening the investigation into the white police officer who fatally shot the black and unarmed 18-year-old.

Michael Brown Sr. says he will call on the prosecuting attorney to reopen the case when he speaks Friday at a rally outside the St. Louis County Justice Center.

Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell, St. Louis County's first black prosecutor, took office in January after defeating seven-term incumbent Bob McCulloch.

McCulloch drew criticism for his handling of the investigation into the Aug. 9, 2014, shooting. Detractors said McCulloch guided the grand jury to its decision not to indict Darren Wilson.

The U.S. Department of Justice under then-President Barack Obama also declined to charge Wilson, who resigned in November 2014.

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Police: Motive still unclear in deadly stabbing rampage

Channel 10 news - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 04:09

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — The video is chilling. A man walks into an office, steps up to a woman at a desk and pulls two large knives and savagely attacks her. She is stabbed at least a dozen times, shielding herself with her hands before finally cowering in a corner with a barrier of two office chairs.

The woman survived but police say four men died and a second person was wounded in a bizarre Southern California rampage. On Friday, Zachary Castaneda was expected in court to answer charges that he slashed, stabbed and robbed his way through Garden Grove and Santa Ana, robbing some half-dozen small businesses, killing some people and letting others live seemingly at random.

The motive for Wednesday's attacks remained mysterious, although court records show that Castaneda was a gang member with a long and violent criminal history of assault and weapon and drug crimes.

The 33-year-old Garden Grove man was covered in blood when he was taken into custody after walking out of a 7-Eleven store and dropping a knife and a gun that he'd cut from the belt of a security guard he'd just killed.

"He could have injured or killed many other innocent people" if the rampage had continued, Garden Grove Police Chief Tom DaRe said Thursday.

Castaneda was kept in restraints as detectives tried to interview him.

"He remained violent with us through the night," DaRe said. "He never told us why he did this."

However, authorities have no indication that the two-hour rampage was a hate crime, DaRe said.

Castaneda's criminal history dates back to 2004 and includes prison stints for possession of methamphetamine for sale while armed with an assault rifle and car theft. He served about two years of a four-year sentence and was released on probation in January 2016, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

His arrest last month on charges of having a concealed dagger and drug charges came while he was on bail for a June arrest on charges of street gang vandalism. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges.

Castaneda was convicted in 2009 of spousal abuse and paroled after serving about a year in prison, corrections officials said.

Whitney said police had previously gone to Castaneda's apartment to deal with a child custody issue. The suspect's mother had been living with him and had once asked police how she could evict her son, Garden Grove police Lt. Carl Whitney said.

Court records show his wife, Yessica Rodriguez, sought a restraining order last year after she said Castaneda threw a beer can at her 16-year-old daughter. She said she also sought an order against him in 2009 when he broke her arm during a fight.

Rodriguez filed for divorce earlier this year, court records show, and has custody of two sons, ages 7 and 12.

It wasn't immediately known if Castaneda, 33, had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf for the current allegations. Public defenders who previously represented him did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

Police believe Castaneda killed two men at the apartment complex where he lived about an hour after burglarizing their unit, then robbed businesses as he drove through town, including the Garden Grove insurance agency where the 54-year-old woman was stabbed. She was hospitalized in critical but stable condition, police said.

Police released surveillance video of the attack and said other attacks also were caught on camera.

Castaneda is believed to also have robbed a check-cashing business next door to the insurance agency but left the woman there unharmed, authorities said.

Yesenia Torres, 34, of Santa Ana was the lone employee on duty. She had just completed a loan transaction and handed over $200 to a woman when a man who had been pacing back and forth in the store walked up and told the woman in Spanish: "This is a robbery. The insurance will pay you back," Torres told the Los Angeles Times.

The man had one hand in his pocket but Torres didn't see a weapon, she said.

Later, a man pumping gas at a Chevron station was attacked without warning or reason and slashed so badly that his nose was nearly severed, police said. He was in stable condition.

One of the men fatally wounded at Castaneda's apartment building was a hard-working immigrant originally from Romania, his son said.

Erwin Hauprich said his father, Helmuth Hauprich, 62, called him Wednesday and told him his Garden Grove apartment had been burglarized. His passport, green card, sword collection and even a dining table were taken.

Erwin Hauprich said his father never called back and he went to check on him after hearing there had been a stabbing at the complex.

He learned that his father died at a hospital. His father's roommate was killed in the apartment. Police didn't name him but said he was 63 years old.

Also killed were the 7-Eleven security guard, Robert Parker, 58, of Orange, and an employee at a nearby Subway sandwich shop, identified by coroner's officials as Pascual Rioja Lorenzo, 39, of Garden Grove.

The owner of a bakery in Garden Grove wasn't harmed. Dona Beltran was in her car charging her mobile phone when she saw a tattooed man get out of a Mercedes and enter her store.

She followed him inside to offer help but saw him trying to open the cash register. She ran out and yelled that she was being robbed before taking refuge in a nearby dental office.

The robber ended up taking the store's cash registers with him, which had about $200, she said.

"I saved myself because I was in the car," she said in Spanish on Thursday. "Thank God I am alive."

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Panic in Walmart as man walks around with tactical rifle wearing body armor

Channel 10 news - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 03:37

Springfield, Mo. -- Police here say they arrested a man who went into a Walmart store Thursday with a rifle around his neck and wearing body armor and military-style clothes, prompting terrified shoppers to flee.

Springfield police tweeted that "an armed individual" was confronted and arrested. No shots were fired.

CBS Springfield affiliate KOLR-TV says Lt. Mike Lucas told reporters police got a call about an active shooter at 4:09 p.m. and arrived within three minutes.

According to Lucas, a 20 year old put on body armor in the parking lot, then walked inside with a tactical rifle around his neck and a handgun on his side.

The Springfield News-Leader quotes Lucas as saying the man had more than 100 rounds of ammunition.

The store manager pulled the fire alarm. Panicked shoppers headed for the exits.

The man was taking cellphone video of the chaos as he pushed a shopping cart, then walked out of the store and was confronted by an armed former firefighter who held him at gunpoint until he was joined by police moments later, Lucas said.

The man's "intent was not to cause peace or comfort to anybody that was in the business. In fact, he's lucky to be alive to be honest," Lucas said.

"His intent obviously was to cause chaos here, and he did that," Lucas added.

Lucas said the suspect would be charged but the exact crimes were still to be determined.

Security video and the man's social media profiles would be reviewed to try to learn the man's motive and whether he intended to shoot anyone, he said.

Lucas told KOLR the man may have posted a Facebook live.

Lucas said the store's multiple security cameras will make it easy for investigators to study his behavior.

"Walmart has hundreds of cameras," Lucas said. "Every footstep he took here is going to chronical and document his actions."

One shopper who was there remarked to KOLR, "We're being terrorized by our own citizens and it has to stop."

The former firefighter, who wanted his identify kept confidential, told KOLR, "I walked up to the grass and asked him if he was the male inside and he stated, 'yes,' and I drew my weapon and told him to put his hands in the air. "He complied. He was compliant the whole time.

"He was videotaping on his phone, which was kind of odd, but he complied with my request that he keep his hands in the air and he asked me to come up there and take his weapon from him. I told him to keep his hands off of it and keep his hands in the air and when the police arrived that they would take his weapon."

The former firefighter said he hoped that by stepping in, he prevented something horrible from happening. "Hopefully my actions prevented something like El Paso from happening," he said.

The incident occurred five days after the mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart, that lefgt 22 people dead.

Springfield is some 165 miles south of Kansas City, Missiouri.

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Police: One person is injured after shooting in northeast Columbus

Channel 10 news - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 02:37

COLUMBUS, Ohio (10TV) -- Columbus Police say one person is injured after a shooting in northeast Columbus.

It happened just after 3 a.m. on Concord Lane, near Morse Road and Cleveland Avenue.

Police say a man was shot in his pelvis after getting into an argument with another man. He was transported to Riverside Medical Center, where police say he is expected to recover.

Police have not released any information on a possible suspect.

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Mayfield throws TD, OBJ sits as Browns beat 'Skins 30-10

Channel 10 news - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 21:11

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield threw a touchdown pass to end his only series, superstar Odell Beckham Jr. never put on his helmet and the Cleveland Browns gave a brief preview of their offensive firepower during a 30-10 win over the Washington Redskins in an exhibition opener Thursday night.

Mayfield picked up where he left off following his "dangerous" rookie season, firing a 24-yard TD pass to Rashard Higgins as the Browns went no-huddle and drove 89 yards in just 2:13 to open the game.

They did it while Beckham, the Browns' major offseason acquisition, was kept on the sideline along with Pro Bowl receiver Jarvis Landry by first-year coach Freddie Kitchens.

Mayfield didn't need his top targets. He misfired on his first pass, but was otherwise flawless, going 5 of 6 for 77 yards and a perfect 158.3 rating before turning Cleveland's offense over to backup Drew Stanton.

While the Browns' quarterback situation is finally settled, the Redskins' is, well, incomplete.

Case Keenum, who is in a three-way competition with Colt McCoy and rookie Dwayne Haskins, started and threw a 46-yard TD pass — thanks to a miscommunication by Cleveland's defense — to receiver Robert Davis in the first quarter. He finished 4 of 9 for 60 yards.

McCoy was kept out after being tripped in practice this week. He's still recovering from surgery after breaking his right leg last season and the Redskins didn't want to take any chances.

Haskins, who set numerous passing records during one season as Ohio State's starter, completed a 27-yard pass on his first attempt. However, he badly underthrew a pass in the second quarter and was picked off by rookie linebacker Mack Wilson, who returned it 40 yards for a TD to give the Browns a 14-7 lead.

Haskins threw a second pick later in the half. He completed 8 of 14 passes for 117 yards.

Browns rookie Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi returned a punt 86 yards for a TD in the final minutes.

Expectations are massive for the rebuilt Browns as well as Kitchens, who began 2018 as the team's running backs coach, got promoted to offensive coordinator midway through the season and was hired in January, partly because of his strong rapport with Mayfield.

They're off to a fast start.


Hall of Fame quarterback and longtime announcer Sonny Jurgensen is abruptly retiring from broadcasting. The 84-year-old released a statement in which he thanked Washington fans "for being so generous to me and our teams, we owe it all to you."

Jurgensen had a cannon-like arm. He passed for 32,224 yards and 255 touchdowns in 18 seasons for the Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. He retired from playing after the 1974 season.


Higgins took advantage of Beckham and Landry not playing and had a big night, catching five passes for 98 yards — all in the first half.


Redskins: Starting MLB Shaun Dion Hamilton (chest) was hurt in the first quarter and did not return. ... LB Cassanova McKinzy was shaken up in the second quarter, but came back in for the next defensive series.

Browns: OL Kyle Kalis left with a concussion in the second quarter. He's been competing for the starting job at right guard. Cleveland has had a rash of head injuries, with four others sidelined by them. ... Starting LB Joe Schobert missed the game for personal reasons.


Redskins: Host the Cincinnati Bengals on Aug. 15.

Browns: Practice for two days in Indianapolis with the Colts before playing them on Aug. 17.

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Man seriously injured after tree falls on vehicle during storm in Circleville

Channel 10 news - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 18:40

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio — One person was hospitalized Thursday evening after a tree fell on the vehicle they were in, according to Circleville police.

Police said the tree fell on the vehicle around 7:09 p.m. on Northridge Road near Nicholas Drive.

There was a storm moving through the area at the time.

Circleville Fire Department Chief Brian Thompson said a man was driving the vehicle when a tree fell on it.

Thompson said it took crews more than an hour to get the man out of the car.

A woman was a passenger and was able to get out without incident, Thompson said.

Thompson described the man's injuries as very serious.

The man was taken to OhioHealth Berger Hospital before being flown to Grant Medical Center in Columbus, according to Thompson.

Northridge Road was closed in the area but has since reopened.

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Casey Anthony’s former attorney files motion to represent Dr. William Husel

Channel 10 news - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 15:49

COLUMBUS (WBNS) – Florida attorney Jose Baez, who previously represented Casey Anthony and NFL star Aaron Hernandez, has filed a motion in court to represent Dr. William Husel, a former Mount Carmel doctor charged with 25 counts of murder.

Husel is accused of providing too much fentanyl to near-death patients who were under his care. He was fired by Mount Carmel Health Systems in December after an internal investigation.


Diane Menashe, a Columbus defense attorney who represented convicted killer Brian Golsby, has also filed the motion to be co-counsel alongside Baez.

A message left with Baez’s Florida law firm was not immediately returned. Menashe confirmed what the court records reflected when reached by phone.

Husel’s current criminal defense attorney, Richard Blake, has previously said that Husel was providing comfort care and did not intend to kill these patients.

Blake did not return a message seeking comment about the potential change in attorneys for Husel.

Husel has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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